Animal feed made from industrial emissions

Chinese scientists developed the technology to turn industrial emissions into animal feed at scale. 

The technology involves synthesizing industrial exhaust containing carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide and nitrogen into proteins, using a particular bacterium involved in making ethanol.

This development promises to decrease China’s CO2 emissions into the environment, while providing animal feed in the process. The latter has the potential to free up vast amounts of agricultural land, which is currently being used to grow animal feed.

What do you think of the idea to use industrial CO2 to produce food for animals? What kind of impact could this have on the environment? Please let us know in the comments below.

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